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Sweden set up SF clash against England after beating Belgium 1-0

Manchester [UK]July 23 (ANI): Linda Sembrandt’s extra-time strike helped Sweden set up a Euro 2022 semi-final clash with England after beating Belgium 1-0 in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Sweden played as favourites. The score in their favor doesn’t really reflect the level of competition in the game and how close it was between the two sides.

Sweden thought they had taken the lead in the first half after Stina Blackstenius missed goalkeeper Niki Evrard, but was ruled offside after a VAR review.

Sweden had the better opening chances. Philippa Angeldahl almost scored in the sixth minute, but a great save by the goalkeeper followed. Angeldahl failed another attempt from the corner. Evrard also stopped Amanda Illestedt’s shot at the near post and prevented Blackstenius from getting the rebound.

Belgium also had some chances in the first half but could not convert them into goals. The first half was scoreless.

The second half got off to a thrilling start as Illested sent a cross into the corner of the post but the offside flag was up. Sweden almost took the lead in the 73rd minute. Aslani’s free-kick was headed by Linda Sembrant, who landed for Blackstenius, but her effort from inside the six-yard box was blocked by Evrard.

But despite all the hard work, Belgium’s defense was finally breached in extra time by Linda Sembrandt, who fired home a close-range strike to send her team through to the final four.

Sweden’s semi-final clash with tournament hosts England takes place on Tuesday 31 July at Wembley Stadium, the venue for the Euro 2022 final.

Earlier on Thursday, Germany beat Austria 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the women’s Euro 2022 at Brentford Stadium.

Germany had a pretty dominant performance against Austria, allowing the opposition to dominate the ball a bit. It was still a good match between the two teams as Austria created some chances for themselves but failed to convert with three shots on the post.

Germany will play either France or Holland in the semi-finals.

England booked their place in the semi-finals of Euro 2022 with a 2-1 win over Spain on Wednesday. (ANI)

Sweden set up SF clash against England after beating Belgium 1-0

SourceSweden set up SF clash against England after beating Belgium 1-0

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